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The HIVE showcased a range of ten high-quality, sustainable, well-designed prefabricated houses at Canterbury Agricultural Park from April 2012 to November 2014.

This project was brought to life through close collaboration with twenty-eight sponsoring partners providing in-kind, discounted or funding assistance. At the heart of HIVE was the enthusiasm of key housing teams. Their time and energy enabled this unique opportunity to showcase prefabrication to Cantabrians and a wide range of New Zealanders; members of the public, construction industry professionals, local and central government.

The houses showcased were:

  1. Park Terrace House by Keith Hay Homes + Architex

  2. Littlewing by Lockwood Homes

  3. Rakaia House by Falcon Construction

  4. The Smart House bu Laing Homes + Wilson & Hill Architects

  5. Waipoa House by Module NZ

  6. Toi Toi House by Ekohome

  7. High Performance House by Warmframe + Salmond Architecture

  8. The Kiosk by BART

  9. Mypad by Portabuild

  10. Click-Raft by CMA+U

HIVE CH is now closed to the public. A commemorative book has been published to document the process, case studies, learning and look to the future.

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